THE MIRAA DEBACLE IN SOMALIA
Federal government Mp Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu of Somalia’s bicameral parliament has congratulated Somali National Army (SNA) for their recent victory against Al-Shabaab.The parliamentarian however urged the army leaders to refrain soldiers from chewing khat while on duty amids the recent calculated attacks from militants at dawn .
Moalimuu reiterated that valiant soldiers have bogged down the military operations in the nation after capturing key towns that had been controlled for a long time by Al-Shabaab.
However, the parliamentarian urged the army leaders to refrain their soldiers from chewing khat while on duty.
Lately the terrorists have launched five different attacks on soldiers all at dawn.
The former government spokesperson pointed out that the attacks are as a result of soldiers chewing khat all night long rendering them ineffective in the wee hours of the morning.
At least five top commanders leading the ongoing anti-al Shabab offensive to liberate Galmudug and Hirshabelle were killed in two weeks in separate attacks in Mogadishu, Halgan, Hilowle-Gaab, Hawadley and Gal’ad.
The senior officers include Mohamed Mumin Elmi Saney, who was killed in Mogadishu; Colonel Abdishir Mohamud Mohamed Shataqeyn, who was killed in Hawadley in the Hiiraan region; Omar Yarisow, who was killed in Lower Shabelle region; Jamal Ahmed Jama, who was killed in Hiiraan’s Halgan district and Deputy Commander of the 16th Danab Brigade Major Hassan Osman Tuure, who was killed on Friday in Gal’ad.
Moalimuu’ s remarks come after the Kenya government recently doubled it’s miraa export to Somalia in the past few days.